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I am a Professor for Data Analytics in the Department of Informatics at the University of Zurich. My research addresses open problems at the intersection between network analysis, machine learning, and computational social science.

In 2014 I was awarded a Juniorfellowship from the German Informatics Society (GI e.V.). In March 2018 I was awarded an SNSF Professorship from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Research Experience

University of Zürich
Department of Informatics
Head of Data Analytics Group, since 2018

ETH Zürich
Chair of Systems Design
Senior assistant and lecturer, 2017 - 2018

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
AIFB Institute
Temporary W3 Professorship, summer 2016

ETH Zürich
Chair of Systems Design
Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer, 2011 - 2016

University of Trier
Dept. of Computer Science
Research Assistant, 2006-2011

ATLAS Trigger and Data Acquisition Project
Software developer, 2004-2008

On this website, you can find information about my research, publications and academic activities. If you are interested in my work as an amateur photographer, feel free to visit my photography site at